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This day in history - January 26.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, January 26, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on January 26 were associated with events relating to the First European to Land in Brazil, Arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, Australia's Rum Rebellion, British Forces Taking Possession of Hong Kong, Discovery of the Cullinan Diamond, Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park, First Public Television Demonstration, Action that Led to Audie Murphy's Medal of Hornor, Death of Edward G. Robinson and Lewinski Scandal. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including Vicente Yanez Pinzon, Arthur Phillip, William Bligh, George Johnston, John Macarthur, James Bremner, Thomas Cullinan, Woodrow Wilson, John Logie Baird, Audie Murphy, Edward G. Robinson and Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton.

First European to Land in Brazil - January 26, 1500: On this day in history, January 26, 1500, important events took place today in Brazil, South America, in respect of the First European to Land in Brazil. Having sailed on the 1492 Columbus expedition as captain of the Nina, Vicente Yanez Pinzon set out on his own expedition in December 1499. During this expedition, Pinzon became the first European to land in Brazil on September 26, 1500. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1500 were Vicente Yanez Pinzon. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: First European to Land in Brazil *** Date: January 26, 1500 *** Place: Brazil, South America *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove - January 26, 1788: On this day in history, January 26, 1788, crucial events took place today in Sydney, Australia, relating to the Arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove. After the arrival of the First Fleet at Botany Bay, Commodore Arthur Phillip set sail for Port Jackson. He arrived on January 26, 1788, and anchored in a sheltered spot he named Sydney Cove. This event is marked annually by 'Australia Day'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1788 were Arthur Phillip. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove *** Date: January 26, 1788 *** Place: Sydney, Australia *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Australia's Rum Rebellion - January 26, 1808: On this day in history, January 26, 1808, critical events took place today in Sydney, Australia, regarding the Australia's Rum Rebellion. Shortly after becoming Governor of New South Wales, William Bligh (Formerly Captain of HMS Bounty) was overthown by Major George Johnston and his New South Wales Corps. The overthrow was known as the Rum Rebellion and followed disagreements between Bligh and pioneer John Macarthur. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1808 were William Bligh, George Johnston, John Macarthur. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Australia's Rum Rebellion *** Date: January 26, 1808 *** Place: Sydney, Australia *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

British Forces Taking Possession of Hong Kong - January 26, 1841: On this day in history, January 26, 1841, significant events took place today in Hong Kong, China, respecting the British Forces Taking Possession of Hong Kong. Having landed on Hong Kong Island on January 25, 1841, Commodore James Bremner took formal possession of the island, for Britain, on January 26, 1841. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1841 were James Bremner. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: British Forces Taking Possession of Hong Kong *** Date: January 26, 1841 *** Place: Hong Kong, China *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the Cullinan Diamond - January 26, 1905: On this day in history, January 26, 1905, critical events took place today in Cullinan, South Africa, regarding the Discovery of the Cullinan Diamond. The largest gem-quality diamond to be discovered was found at the Cullinan mine, Premier No. 2. Named the 'Cullinan Diamond' after the mine's owner, Thomas Cullinan, it weighed 3,106.75 carats. It was cut into several gems, two of which form part of the British Crown Jewels. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1905 were Thomas Cullinan. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the Cullinan Diamond *** Date: January 26, 1905 *** Place: Cullinan, South Africa *** Category: Discoveries *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park - January 26, 1915: On this day in history, January 26, 1915, important events took place today in Colorado, USA, in respect of the Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA, came into being when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain National Park Act on January 26, 1915. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1915 were Woodrow Wilson. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park *** Date: January 26, 1915 *** Place: Colorado, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Public Television Demonstration - January 26, 1926: On this day in history, January 26, 1926, momentous events took place today in London, England, with regard to the First Public Television Demonstration. John Logie Baird demonstrated a television system, to a Times journalist and members of the Royal Institution, when he transmitted moving images at his laboratory in London on January 26, 1926. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1926 were John Logie Baird. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: First Public Television Demonstration *** Date: January 26, 1926 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Inventions *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Action that Led to Audie Murphy's Medal of Hornor - January 26, 1945: On this day in history, January 26, 1945, significant events took place today in Holtzwihr, France, respecting the Action that Led to Audie Murphy's Medal of Hornor. Audie Murphy, who would later become a Hollywood actor, earned the Medal of Honor after singlehandedly killing or injuring more than 50 Germans who were advancing against his platoon on January 26, 1945. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1945 were Audie Murphy. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Action that Led to Audie Murphy's Medal of Hornor *** Date: January 26, 1945 *** Place: Holtzwihr, France *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of Edward G. Robinson - January 26, 1973: On this day in history, January 26, 1973, important events took place today in California, USA, surrounding the Death of Edward G. Robinson. Edward G. Robinson was a star of stage and screen appearing in over 100 films and 40 Broadway plays. He died of bladder cancer on January 26, 1973, at the age of 79. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 26, 1973 were Edward G. Robinson. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Death of Edward G. Robinson *** Date: January 26, 1973 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Lewinski Scandal - January 17, 1998: On this day in history, January 17, 1998, crucial events took place today in Washington, USA, relating to the Lewinski Scandal. On January 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton held a White House press conference during which he denied having sexual relations with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 17, 1998 were Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton. Facts on this day in History January 26: Events on this day in history: Lewinski Scandal *** Date: January 17, 1998 *** Place: Washington, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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